Stephen Colbert with Lenard “Charlamagne” McKelvey on the CBS Late Show.
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Charlamagne Tha Gud, co-host of the popular morning radio show “The Breakfast Club”, takes its unique brand of comedy and social commentary to late night television.
The new TV show was co-created by CBS “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth with Lenard ‘Charlamagne’ McKelvey” debuts at Comedy Central on Friday night, September 17th.
The show brings Colbert back to Comedy Central for the first time since “The Colbert Report,” a satirical view of personality-driven political shows, ended its 11-season run in 2014.
This week, Colbert teased a return to the network, which is also owned by CBS parent company ViacomCBS.
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” runs weeknights on CBS.
Charlamagne and Colbert, both from South Carolina, said they bonded over their common background. Colbert’s brother was also a teacher at Charlamagne’s middle school.
“My South Carolina brothers Stephen Colbert is the ultimate sign of late night, and he would not co – sign any bull —-!” Said Charlamagne. “We’ll win an Emmy next year for the best lighting direction. I can feel it !!!”
“For far too long, the town of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, has been underrepresented late at night,” Colbert said, referring to where Charlamagne grew up. “I look forward to all the ways the fearless, incomparable Charlamagne will change the game.”
According to Wednesday’s release from the MTV network, the weekly 30-minute program will show Charlemagne’s “culturally fluid view of social issues in a series of deep dives, sketches and social experiments that deftly tackle the most pressing topics that permeate politics and culture. , refreshingly unfiltered and unapologetic variety, nothing is limits. “
“This is one of those moments where I can show you better than I can tell you.” Said Charlamagne.
Charlamagne has been on Colbert’s “Late Show” seven times since 2016, and the two developed a friendship over the years that culminated in their first business venture. “Tha God’s Honest Truth” will be executive produced by Aaron McGruder, creator of “The Boondocks,” a cartoon and show on Cartoon Network that satirically looks at politics, pop culture, and socioeconomic status in black society.
“Tha God’s Honest Truth” is the latest deal in a growing media empire for Charlamagne.
Charlamagne gained national attention as a sidekick to radio personality Wendy Williams. He is best known as the co-host of “The Breakfast Club” based on Power 105.1 FM in New York.